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Town of Caledon Heritage Department

HERITAGE CALEDON
https://www.caledon.ca/en/townhall/committeeheritage.asp
Heritage Caledon is a statutory committee, established under the Heritage Act, comprising of nine (9) residents and one (1) Councillor, who, with the assistance of Town staff, act as volunteers to provide assistance and advice to Council on matters relating to designation under Part IV and Part V of the Ontario Heritage Act, R.S.O. 1990 c. O. 18, and, have a direct or indirect impact on cultural heritage resources within the Town of Caledon.
Heritage Caledon promotes heritage awareness, stewardship and conservation and is dedicated to the conservation of Caledon’s cultural and built heritage.

Local history

Heritage Caledon has preserved the history of Caledon by describing the makeup of our cultural heritage:

Early Euro-Candian Settlement

https://www.caledon.ca/en/living-here/arts-culture-and-heritage.aspx#Early-Euro-Canadian-Settlement

 

Cemeteries

https://www.caledon.ca/en/living-here/arts-culture-and-heritage.aspx#Cemeteries

 

Churches

https://www.caledon.ca/en/living-here/arts-culture-and-heritage.aspx#Churches

 

Ghost Hamlets

https://www.caledon.ca/en/living-here/arts-culture-and-heritage.aspx#Ghost-Hamlets

 

Historical Railways

https://www.caledon.ca/en/living-here/arts-culture-and-heritage.aspx#Historical-Railways

 

Historical Schools

https://www.caledon.ca/en/living-here/arts-culture-and-heritage.aspx#Historical-Schools

 

Plaques & Signage

https://www.caledon.ca/en/living-here/arts-culture-and-heritage.aspx#Plaques-and-Signage

 

Historic Maps

https://www.caledon.ca/en/living-here/arts-culture-and-heritage.aspx#Historic-Maps

 

Cultural Heritage Landscapes

 

To be designated a Cultural Heritage Landscape the area of interest must not have been altered or modified by humans; it must connect with major historic themes that have shaped the area, and it must have historic significance.

https://www.caledon.ca/en/living-here/cultural-heritage-landscapes.aspx

The Town of Caledon has identified the following areas:

 

Grants, Incentives, Benefits and Financial Assistance

As an owner of a historically designated property the Town of Caledon offers a grant to help fund conservation of such properties:

https://www.caledon.ca/en/living-here/designated-heritage-property-grant-program.aspx

 

 

 

Peel Art Gallery Museum + Archives (PAMA)


Peel Art Gallery, Museum and Archives serves the entire Region of Peel (Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga), a growing municipality with a population of over 1.3  million individuals from diverse backgrounds. PAMA also partners with community-based cultural, social services, health, arts and heritage organizations.

Many of PAMA’s historical buildings are protected by the Ontario Heritage Act, including the Registry Office, built in 1890, and the Peel County Courthouse and Jail, both opened in 1867.

 

PAMA Home Page: http://www.pama.peelregion.ca/en/visitpama.asp

Other useful links in PAMA:

 

The Wm. Perkins Bull fonds is one of the best sources of local history in the entire collection, and contains a great deal of material on Caledon and its former townships and hamlets. The above link is to a listing of his research files on area families (many of whom would have lived in the current Caledon area)

Bull touches on a wide range of topics, including Indigenous peoples, early settlements, family history, military history, religious organizations, industry, agriculture, transportation and communication, etc. His focus was Peel, including the Caledon area.

 

 

Various photographic collections, some of which document Caledon (especially the Russell Cooper fonds, but also the Bolton Enterprise fonds and the Frost postcards).

The “Region of Peel Archives photograph collection” would also contain a great many photographs of the Caledon-Albion area.

PAMA also holds a large collection of aerial photographs of the entire Peel area from 1967-2015 (Region of Peel fonds)

 

Other sites of interest at PAMA:

Government records: http://www.pama.peelregion.ca/en/aboutpama/townofcaledon.asp

Records of the former townships of Caledon, Albion, Chinguacousy (northern portion), Villages of Caledon East and Bolton

Education records: http://pama.peelregion.ca/en/pamascollection/Education.asp

An overview of the records for all schools in Caledon, including those in the former area townships.

Fire Insurance maps: http://pama.peelregion.ca/en/pamascollection/Fire-insurance-maps.asp

Alton, Bolton, Cheltenham etc.

Various area organizations’ records: http://pama.peelregion.ca/en/pamascollection/Organization-Records.asp

eg Caledon Hunt Club, etc.

Religious records: http://pama.peelregion.ca/en/pamascollection/Organization- Records.asp

Relevant church records, plus links to relevant material held elsewhere

See also http://pama.peelregion.ca/en/pamascollection/Perkins-Bull-Historical-Series.asp

McLeod Glass Plate Negative Collection

http://pama.peelregion.ca/en/pamascollection/mcleodglassplatenegativecollection.asp?_mid_=28490.

You can also run queries in our PAMA’s Archeion page to see what material is currently described online,
i.e. https://www.archeion.ca/informationobject/browse?topLod=0&query=Caledon&repos=3279

https://www.archeion.ca/informationobject/browse?topLod=0&query=Albion&repos=3279

PAMA also adds descriptions to Archeion on a regular basis. https://www.archeion.ca/region-of-peel-archives

Also held at PAMA

Government records: http://pama.peelregion.ca/en/ pamascollection/Government-Records.asp
Records of the former townships of Caledon, Albion, Chinguacousy (northern portion), Villages of Caledon East and Bolton.
County of Peel and Region of Peel records would also contain relevant material.

Education records: http://pama.peelregion.ca/en/pamascollection/Education.asp
An overview of the records for all schools in Caledon, including those in the former area townships.

Fire Insurance maps: http://pama.peelregion.ca/en/pamascollection/Fire-insurance-maps.asp
Alton, Bolton, Cheltenham etc.

Various area organizations’ records: http://pama.peelregion.ca/en/pamascollection/Organization-Records.asp
eg Caledon Hunt Club, etc.

Religious records: http://pama.peelregion.ca/en/pamascollection/Organization- Records.asp Relevant church records, plus links to relevant material held elsewhere

Wm. Perkins Bull fonds:  http://pama.peelregion.ca/en/pamascollection/peelfamilyhistories_bullcollection.asp
The Wm. Perkins Bull fonds is one of the best sources of local history in the entire collection, and contains a great deal of material on Caledon and its former townships and hamlets. The above link is to a listing of his research files on area families (many of whom would have lived in the current Caledon area).

See also http://pama.peelregion.ca/en/pamascollection/Perkins-Bull-Historical-Series.asp
Bull touches on a wide range of topics, including Indigenous peoples, early settlements, family history, military history, religious organizations, industry, agriculture, transportation and communication, etc. His focus was Peel, including the Caledon area.

Photographs: http://pama.peelregion.ca/en/pamascollection/Photography-and-Film.asp
Various photographic collections, some of which document Caledon (especially the Russell Cooper fonds, but also the Bolton Enterprise fonds and the Frost postcards).

The Frost material: https://www.archeion.ca/richard-l-frost-postcard-collection.)

The “Region of Peel Archives photograph collection” would also contain a great many photographs of the Caledon-Albion area. http://pama.peelregion.ca/en/pamascollection/mcleodglassplatenegativecollection.asp?_mid_=28490.

PAMA also holds a large collection of aerial photographs of the entire Peel area from 1967-2015 (Region of Peel fonds)

You can also run queries in our PAMA’s Archeion page to see what material is currently described online,
i.e. https://www.archeion.ca/informationobject/browse?topLod=0&query=Caledon&repos=3279

https://www.archeion.ca/informationobject/browse?topLod=0&query=Albion&repos=3279

PAMA also adds descriptions to Archeion on a regular basis. https://www.archeion.ca/region-of-peel-archives

 

The Wellington County Museum and Archives

 

https://www.wellington.ca/en/museum-and-archives.aspx

The Wellington County Museum and Archives is a National Historic Site that stands as the oldest remaining rural House of Industry and Refuge in Canada.

Built in 1877 as place for the poor, homeless, and destitute people of Wellington County, it operated as a Poor House and Industrial Farm until 1947. It then served as the Wellington County Home for the Aged until 1971. It is now home to the Wellington County Museum and Archives.

Dufferin County Museum & Archives

http://www.dufferinmuseum.com

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